August 20, 2014 Subject:
Another Strong Show
Personal Highlights: Jam, Ramblin' Man
January 15, 2013 Subject:
A Perfect Evening
This is somewhat of a better late than never review. It's hard to believe that this show is well-over a decade old, as I remember it like yesterday. It was a cold, weird weather night in Atlanta. Though, sitting outside the Tabernacle in the cold, with the some of other tapers, discussing the previous night's blow out, we were in high spirits. It was Saturday night, and we knew that the Cheese was gonna bring the heat! Bring it they did.
The pre-show was a family reunion of sorts. It seemed everyone knew each other. I caught up with some friends that I hadn't seen in months, after , of course, I established myself in my usual spot for most of the shows during this southeastern run: directly left of the soundboard so that I could take advantage of the generous AD2K feed. My deck was first in line, like always.
The first set got things pumping. The Roll Over->Suntan was sizzling. The Best Feeling also was spot-on. It was a good intro for the night, but everyone felt something greater was on the horizon. Texas hadn't been played since Berkshire Mountain Music Fest back in August. It was coming, and it was going to be huge.
The second set, unquestionably, is what makes this show. In fact, like Naugget said in a previous review, this show often gets overlooked because of the previous night. For me, this show actually gets more relistens than any other of the tour, largely because of this second set.
The set begins, predictably, with Jellyfish. It is a solid version, which includes Cypress Hill lyrics. I positively love the jam out of this Jellyfish. Then it's time for Rhum 'n' Zouc and Little Hands. Both are very, very well-played. After this magnificient extended segment, things slow down a bit with Let It Go, Ramblin Man, and Wheel Hoss.
What follows, however, is magical, at least in my opinion. Over twelve years later, I am still awed by the Sand Dollar->Texas. The band is firing on all cylinders and everything just flows perfectly. Musically, chemically, physically, this was the peak of the weekend. The tension builds slowly throughout the Sand Dollar and extends into a jam. At the end of that jam, it comes: Texas. BOOM! The crowd goes crazy.
If I remember correctly, a large Texas flag was unfurled from the balcony, and the band and crowd just fucking raged it!
But, don't take my opinion, if you haven't already listened to this show, get on it...
September 1, 2010 Subject:
these two nights at the tabernacle kick ass. some of my favorite '00 shows. the first night it better but this night is still smoking. rollover> suntn is real nice and the the best feeling>...>RnZ is a monster. second set is good too with more cut up jams. sand dollar> texas is a solid closer. btw, the sbd for the 11-17 show used to be posted on here but i cant find it anymore... sorry for those of you who are just now lookng for it
February 11, 2009 Subject:
everyone is caught up on the first night, dont get me wrong- it was epic. but i love this show also, great setlist! Rollover > Suntan , Jellyfish > Rhum N Zouc and Sand Dollar > Texas are my highlights!